Process class options

The process class page includes the options described in the following sections.

Process Count Threshold

You may set minimum and maximum values for the number of process instances included in a process set. The threshold values apply to all of the process sets generated by a class. The minimum and maximum values are inclusive. That is, if the minimum is 3 and the maximum is 5, then 3, 4, and 5 are all valid process instance counts.

You may define a threshold as an exclusive range. If the minimum is 5 and the maximum is 3, then 4 is an invalid process instance count.

Monitoring Options

  • Enable Monitoring (zMonitor)

    To disable monitoring for all process sets generated by this class, set the local value to No.

  • Send Event on Restart (zAlertOnRestart)

    To send an event when monitoring restarts, set the local value to Yes.

  • Failure Event Severity (zFailSeverity)

    To specify a non-default event severity for the failure of process sets generated by this class, set a local value.

Process Set Locking

Process sets are generated at modeling time. Since modeling recurs regularly, a given modeling run may result in a missing process set, due to a transient absence of one or more process instances. To prevent this from happening, set the local value of the Lock Process Components? (zModelerLock) field to one of the following options.

  • Lock from Deletes

    Prevent deletion of process sets generated by this process class if modeling returns empty sets.

  • Lock from Updates

    Prevent updates to process sets generated by this process class if modeling returns new process sets.

The final option, Send an event when action is blocked? (zSendEventWhenBlockedFlag), is used only when a process set is locked. If you lock the process sets of a class, you may set the local value of this field to Yes, and an event will be created when a process set would have been either deleted or updated during modeling.